‘ine

‘ine, prop.n. (vocative use only). Dear, darling: an affectionate term of address to women (wife, sweetheart, daughter, old friend, young girl, but not used by brother to sister).

E tika rāi tā‘au, e ‘ine.
You are quite right, my dear;

Kāre rava au, e ‘ine, i tuatua pērā ana.
No, my dear, I never said anything like that.
(See mā‘ine, rua‘ine, vā‘ine.)
[Pn. *fine.]

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